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Duck decoys: top carvers flying high
NEW YORK – Originally made to be functional, used in rigs by hunters to coax birds flying overhead into a “safe” landing, carved wooden bird decoys are now recognized as wonderful examples of folk art. Early decoys retaining original paint by well-known carvers are highly sought after.
The Ward Brothers – decoy carvers extraordinaire
NEW YORK – So often greatness is born of humble beginnings, and such was certainly true of the Ward Brothers, Lemuel (1897-1984) and Steven (1895-1976), wooden decoy carvers who, over a period of decades, almost singlehandedly transformed what had been a utilitarian exercise – making handmade hunting decoys for hunters – into an art form. Their […]
Gallery Report: September 2013
8-gallon Red Wing pantry jar, $4,200, RWCS Convention An 8-gallon Red Wing blue-banded pantry jar sold for $4,200 at the Red Wing Collectors Society convention auction held July 11 by the Red Wing Collectors Society Inc., in Red Wing, Minn. Also, a 2-gallon Red Wing “elephant ear” ice-water cooler fetched $2,100; a 2-gallon […]
Gallery Report: August 2012
Three mid-20th century ceramic pitchers by the artist Pablo Picasso, titled Cheval et Cavalier, Visage and Femme, with the undersides stamped “Madoura” and “Edition Picasso,” sold for $18,885 at an auction held July 14-15 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans. Also, a collection of Elizabeth Locke 18-karat gold jewelry hammered for $20,114; a […]